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Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies
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HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) -- The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana....

UN climate fund falls short of $10 billion target
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BERLIN (AP) -- A U.N. fund that will help poor countries tackle climate change has fallen short, for now, of its target of collecting $10 billion, officials said Thursday....

Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna
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TATEYAMA, Japan (AP) -- Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species survives....

Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 feet below the surface....

NOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of year....

2 endangered elephants found dead in Indonesia
JAMBI, Indonesia (AP) -- Two endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in western Indonesia and authorities believe they were killed by poachers....

City OKs plan for gas-pump climate change labels
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Some of the country's first gas-pump warning labels about climate change are coming to Berkeley, a city with a long history of green and clean policies....

Mission Moon: Millions may help lunar landing
LONDON (AP) -- It's the moon mission for the masses....

UN: World not close to avoiding dangerous warming
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions....

Crews try to ID substance in California fire
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) -- Hazardous materials crews were trying Wednesday to determine how to deal with an unstable substance remaining after an explosion and fire at a California waste treatment facility....